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Forum Topic "Budget 500 gig SSD"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 9 days ago

Sabrent 512GB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive (SB-ROCKET-512) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KGMBCKD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This dropped on amazon down to $70 and people say it compares directly to the samsung equivalent. Keep an eye for it to drop again and it would be a really good deal.

Datamatr1x's Completed Build: Leviathan (White Whale, Holy Grail!) Firsties!

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Sorry I didn't notice this comment earlier. My Strix 1080 has yet to give me any problems at all and I have never heard the fans spinning. I've also never had any heating issues, even in the poor air flow conditions of the S340 Elite.

iceanddice's Completed Build: Dracarys: Fire And Blood -- The Conclusion

Datamatr1x 1 Build 3 points 16 months ago

My first PC build, I did this. Not intentionally but I got my hand on a heatsink and dripped blood on the mobo. I thought about it for a minute and was like... meh, I am not cleaning that.

CptnBeard's Completed Build: Arctic White

Datamatr1x 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Looks familiar. I don't mean that as a bad thing though. I have a very similar build and there is a reason for that. It looks great.

Tommy1997's Completed Build: (Your name here) build

Datamatr1x 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Casemods or BitFenix

atmasterjunk's Completed Build: Black & White Little Beast

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Great attention to detail and cable management. Putting some sleeved cables on your GPU and maybe MB will match up the color scheme but it still looks fantastic already. +1

Forum Topic "My Kraken X62 died. Got a Cryorig H7, what should I expect?"

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Definitely should have mentioned it's a 7600k.

Forum Topic "My Kraken X62 died. Got a Cryorig H7, what should I expect?"

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Unfortunately, NZXT isn't a great company. I loved the look of my Kraken. I loved the performance but I have learned while dealing with NZXT today that I won't be buying any more of their products. They are rude and their focus is on data mining with their cam software rather than providing good products now.

Forum Topic "My Kraken X62 died. Got a Cryorig H7, what should I expect?"

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

February

Forum Topic "I am having static issues. Please, oh please, help!"

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 3 points 17 months ago

Thanks to the 2 of you that responded. I think I have figured it out. One day I came up with a genius idea of putting and air purifier next to my PC to help with dust control. Well, if you do that then be sure not to use an ionizer as it will create a buildup of static electricity around the purifier.

And now you know. And knowing is half the battle.

Forum Topic "Need suggestions of a someone decent speaker audio setup >$150"

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Yeah... Less than 150. Thanks for pointing that out. Feel like an idiot. :P

Forum Topic "What would be a good portrait companion to the S1627DG?"

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

yeah, that's what I was afraid of. Issue is I have very limited space. Thanks for the thought though.

Forum Topic "What would be a good portrait companion to the S1627DG?"

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

No

chief3630's Completed Build: Poseidon PC: god of water and....RGB?

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Just built a $2700 PC a few months ago and knowing this was just $500 more makes me the most jealous person in the world. What a beautiful build.

Matt62993's Completed Build: Parent's web browser pc

Datamatr1x 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

This is a great super budget build for non-gaming. It's not pretty, it's not expensive, and it's not super fast. BUT it'll probably champion browsing and FBing for a long time. +1

I may even use this as a guide when I build a pc for a work buddy of mine.

Snipeon's Completed Build: Troll under my desk

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Was that a squatty potty? 10/10... er, I guess +1 in this case.

Datamatr1x's Completed Build: Leviathan (White Whale, Holy Grail!) Firsties!

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

If you spray the rad fins with plasti dip I am sure it will greatly reduce the airflow. However, using a thinner paint should only impede airflow by a very small amount.

Datamatr1x's Completed Build: Leviathan (White Whale, Holy Grail!) Firsties!

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

nope. It was really simple. I used plasti dip to avoid any warranty issues in case anything went wrong. I used thin cardboard to cover the fins and wrapped the hoses and pump in plastic. I then used the screw holes to hold it up and then applied about 6-7 very thin coats over about 2 hours.

Thanks for the complements also. Appreciate them.

Forum Topic "Upgrades for this pc in late 2017?"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Grabbing an SSD never hurt anything. You'll see an increase in load times and that's always a good thing. I would suggest transferring your OS to the SSD with maybe a fresh install for the best results. A first SSD can be a real life changing experience.

Forum Topic "A good pair"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Well, I don't know what kind of bump you would get from a 7600k which would be the best i5 processor at the moment. The speed would be a jump from 3.2 to 3.8 out of the box. With efficient cooling, you can OC the 7600k to 4.5-5ghz but that is never a guarantee. If you get good temps on your 1070 strix, maybe try OC your GPU and squeeze more performance from it. Good luck man.

edit: If changing CPU there is a good chance you'll also have to change your MOBO. Just a heads up.

Forum Topic "Wait until after the wedding she says..."

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

It's back on sale. Will I tell her that, nope. She gets the next X many years to be right like you said. I am using this!

Forum Topic "Wait until after the wedding she says..."

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Oh, if she would just let me do that.

Forum Topic "MLB, anyone? How do you watch your team if the game is blacked out in you region?"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I am sure it is. Cable is a cancer leaching on people's pockets. One day it will die and the world will be a better place.

Forum Topic "Wait until after the wedding she says..."

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

All I could say to that would have been, "good luck" lol

Forum Topic "Any ideas on how i could improve this set up purely for gaming"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I have overclocked my i5 7600K to 5.1 on an "entry level" Asus Z270-A Prime. A step up from that would be something like this:https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2Phj4D/asus-strix-z270-e-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z270-e-gaming but I wouldn't expect that to deliver anything additional to your overclocking as most boards offer about the same overclocking capabilities. I don't think 32gb of RAM will give you much more of a boost over 16gb in gaming. I don't know what you are aiming for in the long run for a gaming PC but these days SLI GPUs isn't as effective as it once was. A single GTX 1080ti will perform VERY well @ 1440p 144hz. With a second GTX 1080ti you will not come close to doubling the performance and some games will not even utilize the SLI. If you take a GTX 1080ti off the list then you can probably cut back on your PSU.

It is a beastly build that you have created, no doubt. But unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket I would suggest with scaling it back a little. If you look at my completed build (White Whale, Holy Grail) to give you an idea, @1440p 144hz with all settings at max in Battlefield 1, I am getting on average 105FPS with just a single GTX 1080 and an i5 7600k. Which now that I think of it, the i7 isn't really cost effective for a gaming PC either but that cant play a bigger role in other CPU uses.

Forum Topic "MLB, anyone? How do you watch your team if the game is blacked out in you region?"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

I just can not understand how blackouts are still a thing these days. I also don't understand why sports organizations still charge and arm and a leg for their content. I am not a huge MLB fan and the reason is primarily the difficulty of finding content (living in Indiana). In a world with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, PS Vue, and all of that you would think NFL, NBA, MLB, ASPCA, and the like would have caught on and ditched cable companies by now.

Forum Topic "Any ideas on how i could improve this set up purely for gaming"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

It's a nice build but I would say that if you can afford a $600 mobo (I don't think that's necessary for a good gaming experience) you can probably afford an m.2 drive SSD. If you didn't want an m.2 drive I would at the least increase the capacity of the SSD you picked. 500gb isn't much space for game storage. Yeah, I get that is what the 3tb HDD is for but it's nice having your steam library on an SSD.

Forum Topic "Wait until after the wedding she says..."

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Now I am curious. I take no offense to things. The post was a joke in itself so...

Forum Topic "What would you do with $30 million?"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

lol, the reason I would give it away is that it is costing more money to keep it running than it is worth.

r3xx0n's Completed Build: Fuuka

Datamatr1x 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Seeing this I kind of with I want with an x52 instead of the x62. Would much rather have my radiator like yours.

Forum Topic "Wait until after the wedding she says..."

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Don't give me solutions! haha

Forum Topic "The Imgur Community [a bit of a rant]"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Posted my PC build pics on there. Didn't realize the post was public and all I got was a bunch of people trashing my build I just spent $2500 on. Doesn't feel good. But then I thought.... if these people have so much time to trash my build, I doubt they even have time for one of their own.

Forum Topic "What would you do with $30 million?"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Sell my current house. Give my current car away. Leave my job. Burn bridge at former job for treating me like crap the past couple years. I would find a place to work that I want to work in probably technology related. Some charity work for Rupert's Kids. I would buy a sturdy simple home. Buy a reliable simple car. Fix my 1982 VW Rabbit.

Forum Topic "$1500 To $1700 PC Build"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

The only 3 things this guy gave us to work with was price, GTX 1080, and an i7 7700k. You gave him a list without a single one of those 3 things.

Forum Topic "I5 7600k and 1080 or i7 7700k with 1070"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

IMO The i5 will deliver solid gaming performance and the 1080 will push it further than the i7 w/ 1070.

Forum Topic "I5 7600k and 1080 or i7 7700k with 1070"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

It's overkill either way on a 1080 monitor. Also. I don't think you need 160fps with a 144hz monitor. If you want quality, look for a g-sync monitor @ 144hz and play at 144fps.

Forum Topic "Help me build a PC for my wife @ $1200-1500?"

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Very nice!

Forum Topic "Help me build a PC for my wife @ $1200-1500?"

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Definitely. I am just impatient as can be to build a new PC.

Forum Topic "Interested in my first PC build. Need Some Assistance"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

My build slays at 1440p and has a cheaper CPU with the same GPU. I am getting Battlefield 1 @ 105FPS

maverickvii's Completed Build: The White Queen Mini-ITX Gaming Rebuild

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

The AIO hoses made me think of Mammoth tusks...

Beautiful build!

Forum Topic "Suggestions for a 3 or 4tb HDD? Best current ones on the market."

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I have had the exact opposite experience in the past. I have begun thinking it's not any particular manufacturer that makes crappy HDDs and more so that there is a lottery and we all just get lucky sometimes. Toshiba is a great brand. But I think WD and Seagate are both fine also. I have no loyalty, haha.

Will definitely keep the X300 in mind though. Thanks for sharing! I may pick one up this week.

Forum Topic "What are my best options for expanding my currently filled storage?"

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

huh. I was told it'd be much slower using USB. Good to know, thanks for the insight.

Forum Topic "Good (Cheap) HDD?"

Datamatr1x 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

I totally understand the worry of buying from a company you just had a part fail from but try to remember that parts fail from every company. You may hear about it more with Seagate but that doesn't necessarily mean that they fail more-so than any other brand, its just that they sell a higher percentage of the market. I'm not really trying to coax you into getting a seagate, just trying to share a different perspective in what I know is a very aggravating situation.

The best second option is likely WD. I have one in my PS4 (3 years no issue), PS3 (6 years no issue) and had one in my old PC (7 years, RIP).

I have also used a Toshiba. Dead in 3 years.

I have 3 Seagate external HDDs. 2 have been good for the past 3 years. Another I had for 7 months before it died. I sent it to Seagate and the sent me a new one no question.

Datamatr1x's Completed Build: Leviathan (White Whale, Holy Grail!) Firsties!

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Do you mean the Hue+ box? Yes, they do for the light control. However, you can get the AER fans (2 fans) and Hue + packaged together instead of the light strips from NZXTs store. It's a better deal than the fans and the Hue+ separately.

vii2012's Completed Build: Black / Purple / White

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

That RAM is so bright!

AC1DFOX's Completed Build: Stormshadow at Geek.0 Headquarters

Datamatr1x 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

I think it doesn't take anything away having 2 on the wall. More of a decorative piece than a functional clock.

AC1DFOX's Completed Build: Stormshadow at Geek.0 Headquarters

Datamatr1x 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Great looking room. Those record clocks are pretty nifty aren't they. I have a couple myself.

isky's Completed Build: My set up and My pc

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

There is something very sexy about the exposed metal pipes on a GPU.

Steve1299's Completed Build: My first personal build

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I have the same fully modular power supply so I picked up a BitFenix cable kit and though the cables were awesome. No complaints other than it had WAY more cables than what I needed. I was gonna link you to an "essentials kit" but I'm actually haviing trouble finding some for sale now.

Datamatr1x's Completed Build: Leviathan (White Whale, Holy Grail!) Firsties!

Datamatr1x submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

thank you!

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